2008-01-30: The Prime Minister's E-Petitions: One Year On

E-Petitions.gifA symposium on Downing Street's E-Petitions initiative, jointly organised by the New Political Communication Unit, Royal Holloway, University of London, and the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford. Keynote speaker: Jimmy Leach, former Director of Digital Communications, Prime Minister's Office, now Director of Digital, Freud Communications. The event will be held at Royal Holloway on January 30, 2008.

We're now at the first anniversary of the e-petitions site, which launched November 15, 2007. In addition, February 20, 2008 will mark the anniversary of the petition - signed by 1.8 million citizens - against the government's proposed road pricing scheme.

This symposium will provide an opportunity to reflect on the e-petitions initiative's successes and challenges. The gathering will include a range of scholars, practitioners and commentators.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008
2:30pm to 5.00pm (Drinks reception 5.00pm)
Windsor Building, Room 1-03
Royal Holloway, University of London,
TW20 0EX

Full programme (pdf) 

Invited symposium. Chatham House rules. For details of this event please email Dr Andrew Chadwick.